Adult Christian Education
Winter 2011

 

Yellow highlighting marks the next meeting in a series

 

 

Sunday Mornings at 11:30 am

 

The Wired Word – on hiatus till April
 

The Wired Word examines a current event from the previous week and analyzes it through the use of Biblical references. Come and see how Scripture can help us make sense of what’s happening in the world today.

This class meets on the 3rd floor of the Parish Building (Room 301).

 

 

The Gospel According to The Simpsons
 

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Here is the line-up:

1/8 - What Is Important in Life? Episode: "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish"

1/15 - The Power of Prayer. Episode: "Bart Gets an F"

1/22 - No Class; Annual Meeting & Out-reach Jambalaya Lunch

1/29 - Skepticism and Blind Faith. Episode: "Lisa the Skeptic"

 

2/5 - When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Episode: "When Flanders Failed"

2/12 - What Is a Soul? Episode: "Bart Sells His Soul"

2/19 - Little Sins and Big Sins. Episode: "Homer vs. Lisa and the Eighth Commandment"

2/26 - Lead Us Not into Temptation. Episode: "Life on the Fast Lane"

 

3/4 - How We See the Bible. Episode: "Simpsons Bible Stories"

3/11 - Calling and Tradition. Episode: "Like Father, Like Clown"

3/18 - Knowing God and Being Part of a Community. Episode: "Homer the Heretic"

3/25 - What Happens at The End? Episode: "Thank God, It's Dooms-day"

    

Facilitated by the Rector, this class meets in the Library of the Parish Building.

 

 

 

 

Thursday Mornings at 10:30 am.

 

Blessed is She: Living Lent with Mary
 

Our Lenten journey to the Cross will study Blessed is She: Living Lent with Mary, which presents the Blessed Virgin Mary as one who belongs just as much in Lent as in Advent — a Mary who shows what it means to die and live with the crucified and risen Jesus. Using the Gospel of Luke, we will reveal a Lenten Mary who teaches the meaning of discipleship. The result is a complex, inviting, strong character — a disciple to be emulated by all Christians, especially during this Holy season.

 

 

Here is the line-up:

 

2-Feb

Ash Wednesday:  A Lenten Mary

9-Feb

Lent 1:  You Have Found Favor

16-Feb

Lent 2:  Behold God’s Son

23-Feb

Lent 3:  She Who Believed

1-Mar

Lent 4:  Filled with Good Things

8-Mar

Lent 5:  Ponder These Things

15-Mar

Lent 6:  A Sword Shall Pierce Your Heart

22-Mar

Good Friday:  At the Foot of the Cross

29-Mar

Easter Sunday:  In the Upper Room

 

 

This class, facilitated by Alice Prucha, will meet in Room 302 on the third floor.

  

 

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